How Provably Protect Works

Buying A Wildlife Photograph Or Art NFT

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1. View The Photos And Art

The wildlife pictures and artworks are arranged in limited edition collections according to the country they were taken or created in and alphabetically by the organization/photographer/artist that created them.

These are one of a kind photographs and artworks because each one can be listed only once on the Provably Protect platform.

After being registered on the blockchain they become provably unique with an ownership certificate (NFT) to match.

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2. Sign Up To Bid

To ensure that the auction process runs smoothly, and to allow you to take ownership of the photograph or artwork NFT after placing the winning bid, you will need to sign up.

After creating your account you will be able to bid on any of the wildlife photographs or artworks available to be bought on auction.

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3. How The Auction Works

Easy to take part in and understand, simply click on the 'Place Bid' button next to the unique, limited edition wildlife picture or art piece you would like to own.

A notification email will be sent each time you are outbid and the bidder with the highest bid, equal or above the starting price, is considered the winner of the auction.

Read the auction FAQ here...

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4. Claim Your Photograph Or Artwork And Contribute To Conservation Automatically

You've placed the winning bid and won the auction for your one of a kind wildlife photo or artwork NFT. Congratulations!

Once you've made payment of the winning bid, the original, high resolution digital photograph or artwork image will be made available to you for download. And if you have a cryptocurrency wallet, sole and worldwide proof of ownership of the wildlife photo or artwork (the NFT) will be transferred to you.

40% of the profit of your purchase will be contributed to the relevant conservation organization and 10% to the company or individual that created the collection originally.

The remaining 50% of the profit goes to the previous owner of the photograph or artwork. And because you are now the new owner, that 50% will be paid to you if you ever decide to sell your photograph or art NFT in future.

If you don't own a cryptocurrency wallet, that's no problem at all because Provably Protect will hold your NFT in temporary escrow until you have obtained a wallet.

Or you could put your NFT up for resale again immediately so that more funds can be realised for wildlife conservation, and you can keep 50% of the profit for yourself when it sells. In this case you won't need a NFT wallet at all because it stays in temporary escrow with Provably Protect while on auction.

If you decide not to resell immediately and don't want to leave your NFT in temporary escrow, you will need a cryptocurrency wallet to take possesion of it. If you don't have one yet, we recommend Metamask which you can get for free here.

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Buying Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need Cryptocurrency To Buy A NFT Photograph Or Artwork?

No. To enable as many people as possible to own the photographs/art and contribute to wildlife conservation, they can be paid for in US dollars.

The cryptocurrency fee to transfer the block chain registered photo/art ownership (NFT) to your wallet when you buy is paid for by Provably Protect, so you don't have to obtain any cryptocurrency at all.

But if do you want to pay using cryptocurrency that is possible too in the form of Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) or Ripple (XRP).

We believe in giving as many options as possible for payment, because in the end, wildlife conservation will benefit.

Do I Need A Cryptocurrency Wallet?

No, you can purchase a Provably Protect NFT without having a cryptocurrency wallet because we store it for you in temporary escrow.

And if you put your NFT up for resale again immediately (to earn 50% for yourself and 40% for wildlife conservation), you won't need a NFT wallet at all because it stays in temporary escrow with Provably Protect while on auction.

But if you decide that you want to take your NFT out of temporary escrow with Provably Protect then you can at any time, but you will need your own cryptocurrency wallet.

Cryptocurrency wallets can store more than currency, they can also store certificates of ownership (NFT's). And because it's registered on a blockchain the certification can't be altered or lost, but it can be transferred.

So to prove that you are the undisputed and sole owner of the wildlife photograph or artwork after buying it, you need to have a block chain enabled wallet with a unique address to transfer the ownership certificate (NFT) over to you.

We recommend Metamask as one of the most trusted and user friendly cryptocurrency wallets. Get yours for free here...

Can The Photographs Or Artwork NFT Increase in Value?

Yes, they definitely could. As more people become aware that they can contribute to wildlife conservation and earn some money for themselves by buying these one of a kind photos and art pieces, their value could rise.

NFT sales in the first half of 2021 reached an amazing $2.5 billion so it's very clear that people are finding value in owning NFT's and are willing to spend money on them.

A wildlife photograph set a new record in June 2021 by selling for the amount of $86 510. View the list of the most expensive wildlife NFT's here...

It all depends on what bidders are willing to pay when the photographs and artworks are auctioned.

How Is The Conservation Organization Chosen?

The conservation organization that will receive donations from the sale and purchase of photographs or artwork in a collection is chosen by the company or individual that created the wildlife collection themselves, such as a photographer or artist.

They are often involved in conservation in some manner, so they are very well placed to be able to choose the conservation organization that will make the most difference on the front line for wildlife protection.

How Much Is Contributed To Wildlife Conservation?

40% of the profit from the purchase of each photograph or artwork NFT is contributed to a wildlife conservation organization.

Another 10% of the profit goes to the company or individual who created the wildlife collection and the remaining 50% goes to the seller of the NFT.

How Does The Payment Work?

Payment is possible in US dollars by bank transfer (EFT), credit/debit card (Visa or MasterCard) or Paypal.

Cryptocurrency payment options are also available in the form of Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) or Ripple (XRP).

Which Blockchain Are The NFT's Registered On?

All Provably Protect wildlife photograph and Art NFT's are registered on the Polygon block chain which is compatible with the Ethereum network.

This blockchain is very energy efficient and eco-friendly because it functions on a proof of stake basis and not proof of work like many other, energy intensive blockchains.

Find out more about nft environmental impacts here...

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Auction Frequently Asked Questions

Why Do I Need To Sign Up To Buy A Photograph Or Artwork?

To be able to efficiently administer the bidding process, you will need to create an account by adding a username, e-mail address and password.

This will enable you to receive notifications about the auction you are bidding on and allow smooth transfer of NFT ownership to you if you place the winning bid.

It will also allow us to e-mail you the download link for the original hi-resolution images after you've made payment.

It shouldn't take more than a minute to sign-up. Make sure to keep your details in a safe place to access later.

Sign up to bid here...

How Does The Bidding Work?

Go to the auction section of the Provably Protect website and enter the name of the photograph or art collection you are looking for in the search bar. In the example below it's 'apex photo safaris'.

Alternatively you can click on the 'Categories' or 'Choose Category' dropdown menus to find a collection based on a country search.

Auction Search

Next, find the specific photograph or piece of art you are looking for within the collection and click on the 'Place Bid' button to sign in to your account. Enter your details into the fields provided and click the sign in button.

Click on create account if you don't have one yet.

Sign In

After signing in the bid validator screen will appear which will display the current highest bid, number of bids, and the minimum bid accepted.

Enter your bid into the field provided in $US.

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The next screen will display a message confirming the bid...

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Note: A notification email will be sent each time you are outbid.

See the status of your bids from the Current Bids (Home -> Members Area -> Buying -> Current Bids) menu:

What Are The Bid Increments?

Bid increments are set amounts by which a bid can be raised. So for example, instead of raising a bid by only 1 cent, it's only possible to raise bids in increments of $5. This has the effect of saving time in getting to the final winning bid.

Provably Protect auctions have a sliding scale for bid increments as follows...

# From To Increment Amount
1 $10 $1000 $5
2 $1000 $10000 $10
3 $10000 $100000 $50
4 $100000 $99999999999 $100
What Happens After The Auction Is Won?

If you have placed the winning bid you will be notified by e-mail after the auction closes.

Reply to that e-mail with your preferred method of payment (EFT, Visa, MasterCard, Paypal, Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP) and your address and telephone number.

Provably Protect will then send you an invoice with your address, telephone number and the relevant payment details included.

After you have made the payment of the winning bid a link to download the original hi-resolution photograph or artwork file to your computer will be provided.

Then you need to decide if you want to relist your photograph or piece of art immediately to sell it or take ownership of the NFT and possibly sell later on.

To take ownership of the NFT, you need a cryptocurrency wallet. Obtaining a cryptocurrency wallet, if you don't have one already, is easy and free.

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Selling Your NFT Wildlife Photograph Or Artwork

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1. Contribute To Conservation Again

You've decided that the time has come to sell your unique NFT to possibly realise a profit and contribute to conservation again.

So 40% of the proceeds of the sale of the NFT will be contributed to the relevant partner conservation organization and 10% to the company or individual that created the collection originally.

The remaining 50% of the profit goes to you, as the owner of the photograph or artwork NFT.

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2. Place The NFT (Ownership Certificate) In Escrow

The below process is not needed if your NFT is held in temporary escrow with Provably Protect already, such as if you decide to sell it immediately after purchase or you don't have your own cryptocurrency wallet.

The following process is to be followed if the NFT is in your own cryptocurrency wallet. To ensure that the auction and transfer of ownership process runs smoothly, your NFT will need to be placed in in temporary escrow with Provably Protect for the duration of the auction.

Once the auction has been won and payment made, the NFT will be transferred to the new buyer by Provably Protect, and the money owed to you will be paid into your account.

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3. Claim Your Money

The auction is a success and your photograph or artwork NFT has been sold. Congratulations!

50% of the profit is yours and once the new buyer has settled their account, the payment is made to you, into an account of your choosing.

The remaining 40% profit will be contributed to the relevant partner conservation organization and 10% to the company or individual that created the collection originally.

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Selling Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need Cryptocurrency To Sell My NFT?

No, the cryptocurrency fee to transfer the blockchain registered photo or artwork certificate of ownership (NFT) from your wallet into escrow with Provably Protect when you sell is paid for by Provably Protect, so you don't have to obtain or spend any cryptocurrency at all.

And the cryptocurrency fee to transfer the NFT to the new buyer after a successful auction is aso paid for by Provably Protect.

When and How Do I Get Paid?

Once the auction has been successfully completed, and the winning bidder has paid the amount owed over to Provably Protect, we will transfer the amount owed to you into a payment account of your choosing. Payment can be made by EFT into your bank account or a transfer to your Paypal Account.

Cryptocurrency payment options are also available in the form of Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) or Ripple (XRP).

How Much Is The Auction Starting Price?

The starting price for the auction of your NFT is set by you, being the owner of the photograph or artwork.

It doesn't make sense to set the price too high because then it won't sell, and then neither you nor wildlife conservation will benefit, so make sure that the starting price is reasonable.

How Much Is Contributed To Wildlife Conservation?

40% of the profit from the sale of each NFT is contributed to a wildlife conservation organization.

Another 10% of the profit goes to the company or individual who created the wildlife collection and the remaining 50% goes to you, the seller of the photograph or artwork.

Have More Questions?

Feel free to ask by getting in touch with us...